The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 15, 1893, Page 8, Image 8

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play, everything is in it which is necessary,
and everything in it is necessary.
Everybody has read Dumas jils great
story Camille. So familiar is it and so
original in theme and treatment that no
comment on the story is necessary. It is a
classic. Of all the actresses who have at
tempted the stage representation of Camille
none have achieved the distinction of Clara
Morris. This great actress will appear at
the Lansing Wednesday evening, Nov. 22.
Comment on Clara Morris is not only un
necessary but presumptious. She is the
finest emotional actress this country has pro
duced. The performance of Camille by
Clara Morris at the Lansing, can, therefore
be safely announced as the theatrical event
of the season. The sale of seats begins
Monday, Nov. 20th.
Robt. JDowning's appearance at the Lans
ing theatre Wednesday, Nov. 29th affords
to students a splendid opportunity of wit
nessing the classic drama in the hands of
America's greatest exponent of legitimate
plays. Mr. Downing's abjlities are too
familiar to the amusement loving public to
need an extended notice, suffice in saying
he will present "Virgiuius" as never pre
sented before. His company embraces the
best talent of the theatrical world, the lead
ing feminine role in the hands of Eugenia
Blair, the most charming and captivating
Mr. Walker "Whitesides, the tragedian,
comes to this city highly endorsed as an
actor of superior ability. Endowed with
much personal magnetism, careful and con
scientious in the details of his profession.
His Richelieu, the opening bill at the Lans
ing theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 21, is said to be
a revelation. In fact all his productions are
echolarly efforts. Each play will be mount
ed with special scenery, and every attention
will be given to the details for a perfect pro
duction. Notwithstanding the expense in
cident to presenting Mr. "Whiteside to the
Lincoln public, the management of the
theatre will make no advance in their regular
prices for seats.
Editor of the Hesperian.
The October issue contains an article dis
paraging the mathematical department. The
article leaves the impression that the depart
ment is encroaching unduely upon the other
departments, and that the instructors in
mathematics are having an easy time. The
impression is wrong.
The department of mathematics is not the
only one that uses several rooms of other
departments. The Latin and English depart
ments do not confine themselves to several
small rooms. Both of them use the rooms
of other departments.
Tne mathematical department has, how
ever, more excuse for using the rooms of
other deoartments than either of these de
partments have. The article states, un
truthfully that the Latin and English depart
ments have equally as many students as the
department of mathematics. The Latin de
partment is the only department that can
compare with the mathematical in numbers
of students. By actual count it is found that
the former has about two-thirds as many
students as the latter. The reason for this
is plain. Every student is required to take
six courses in mathematics, whereas only
four courses in Latin are required. As each
department has two regularly assigned rooms,
the mathematical department has clearly the
best excuse for UBing other rooms.
There are only five regularly installed in
structors in the department. Two divisions
are in the charge of graduate students, who
are thus given opportunity to take advanced
work in the department. This leaves about
six hundred students in charge of regular in
structors, or an average of over one hun
dred students to each instructor. This shows
that the instructors in mathematics are not
having an easy time. Respectfully,
Jeueoen Albeks.